Gigi On Kojo

June 10, 2008 ,

Gigi was on the Kojo Nnamdi show public radio program earlier today, discussing broadband policy with Robert Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and Scott Wallsten of the Technology Policy Institute. She used her time to push for policies that would increase broadband competition and choices for consumers, which would lower prices and increase speeds of service. In contrast, Atkinson called telecommunications a “natural monopoly” akin to water and electric power — a view that went out of style decades ago. Wallsten attacked the international rankings that show the U.S. slipping in broadband penetration. Gigi's view was that the in-the-weeds details are irrelevant. Regardless of how you slice and dice it, we're slipping and it's time to get busy with a new policy. You can hear the show [here.]( Here's the view in the studio with (from left clockwise) Kojo, Atkinson, Gigi and Wallsten. ![Gigi on Kojo]( “In Kojo's Studio”) The big treat came after the show, when one of Gigi's favorites, comedian Lewis Black, was waiting to go on. ![Gigi and Lewis Black]( “Gigi and Lewis Black”)